Do you have Tasmanian ancestry?

Wise's directories are one of Australia's best known series of directories, as well as being one of the most comprehensive. In this collection of directories covering 1890 to 1947, you can expect to find people named with their addresses under:

Alphabetical directory (colony-wide)
Towns directory
Street directory (Hobart and Launceston only)
Trades directory

/i>Other sections including names but usually not addresses:

Government and official directory
The Courts, barristers, solicitors, public notaries and Justices of the Peace
Medical practitioners, dentists and chemists
University of Tasmania staff
Non-government school managers and music teachers
Societies, dairy producers, fruit growers, hop growers, pastoral station owners and managers Municipal officers, Road Trusts secretaries, Fruit Board inspectors, Marine Boards members
Bankers, building societies, insurance officers and company managers
Manufacturers of English goods for export to Tasmania

Please note:

Users should always refer to the display advertisements as they often provide names and addresses.

One of the most effective ways of tracing members of a family, especially tradesmen, is through searching directories. Many small businesses needed to ensure the public was aware of their activity and one of the better ways to do this in an age before media dominated was via a directory.

These directories are a rare genealogy tool, perfect for anyone searching their family history or building a family tree.